Our History

Founded in 2013 by Professor Bruce Robinson in Western Australia, The Fathering Project has since expanded operations to New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Since foundation, The Fathering Project has developed a research arm, a library of fathering tips and resources and a core Dads Group program that works with schools to engage fathers and father-figures across Australia.

In 2014, Professor Bruce Robinson was named West Australian of the Year for his work across medical studies, and with The Fathering Project.

In June 2019 The Fathering Project was recognised as the Western Australian Men’s Health Award Winner, after having received endorsement and a $5.4m funding boost from the Federal Government in January.

The Fathering Project is an accredited charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

The Fathering Project Preventing Kids Harm (PKH)

In May 2015, The Fathering Project founded The Fathering Project PKH to further tackle the problems of child self-abuse, suicide and substance abuse. Through this initiative, we will work closely with schools across Australia; conduct much needed academically-sound research; and align with similar organisations to produce educational and prevention materials to create awareness on child self-harm, suicide and substance abuse.

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